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Group C, Classic Porsche and Plenty More in Latest RaceRoom Update

A new update and plenty of additional content has been released today for RaceRoom Racing Experience.

Headlining the new build of R3E will no doubt be the latest fresh content DLC to drop for the sim. Adding for the very first time vehicles from the historic Group C era, players now have the opportunity to purchase either the iconic Porsche 962C or Nissan R90 CK as additional game DLC, with the Group C pack retailing for approximately £9.36.

Powerful, high downforce and capable of matching the speeds achieved by Formula One cars of the period, Group C has long been held in high regard by fans of sportscar racing. Having announced recently as heading to R3E, this new content addition will no doubt provide an exciting prospect for those of us looking for high-speed endurance racing thrills…

First Look – Check out our RaceRoom Group C Talk ‘n’ Drive HERE.

In other content news, the new update also adds a further classic Porsche into the mix, introducing my personal favourite, the Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964), a rear engine high performance and well-known racing car that held centre stage in the one make Porsche Carrera Cup series in the early 1990’s. This new class retails for around £3.40.

Featuring much less downforce than is enjoyed by fellow new content offerings of the Group C machines, this new class of car is much more orientated towards driver skill and race craft, making it potentially the perfect candidate for close door-to-door racing action.

First Look – Check out our RaceRoom Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964) Talk ‘n’ Drive HERE.

While it is perhaps inevitable that the three new cars grab much of the headlines, the new build also includes a sizeable changelog and range of improvements to the core game experience. Of these, highlights include the long awaited inclusion of tyre pressures - although only available on selected cars for now.

Update details:
Download size = ca 15 GB
Client version = 0.3.0.6544
Client BuildID = 3708189
Dedi version = 50.0.906
Dedi BuildID = 3708152

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Content
  • Added Group C car class with Porsche 962 C Team Joest and Nissan R90CK
  • Added Porsche Carrera Cup Classic car class with Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964)
  • Modified parts of the Porsche 934 RSR to remove certain after-market elements such as the exhaust pipe.

Game
  • Dedicated server - Added a list of currently connected players, with live counter of their incident points and a Kick button.
  • Dedicated server - Added a session information block with a "Next Session" functionality.
  • Dedicated server - Added a ban functionality.
  • Dedicated server - Color tweaks to the UI for better readability when server is running.
  • Dedicated server - The results json now includes the userID of the other player involved in a car to car collision.

  • Implemented a more discrete notification block on the HUD to replace the big and intrusive overlays that warn of penalties.
  • Added loads of new telemetry and various data to Shared Memory block, bringing it to v2.6 and breaking backward compatibility with 3rd party applications and drivers.
  • Added r3e-data.json inside ..\Game\GameData\General\ for easier access by 3rd party applications
  • Introducing Tyre Pressure in car setup for the cars released today as well as a selection of older cars (see below)
  • Added support for in-gameplay overlays, allowing for custom HUD widgets using web. See https://github.com/sector3studios/webhud for full details.
  • Multiplayer - Fixed the vibrating opponent cars in pitlane and grid
  • Player can now adjust the brake bias even in fixed car setup conditions
  • Spectator overlays - changed r3e.getVehicleInfo.drsLeft to use amount of drs activations left, instead of just true or false
  • Single Player - Grid Position selector now takes into account multiclass and will place the player in the selected position within the same car class or same performance index classes.


  • Fixed an issue on Sepang South when using VR
  • Fixed Brake assists showing up in the wrong order in the Gameplay Settings selector
  • Fixed sometimes incorrect lap counts or session timers when watching replays
  • Fixed a multiplayer issue on Timing screen where the player with the fastest lap would leave the server and would result in broken split time calculations
  • Fixed ADAC 2018 drivers not changing during pitstops

  • Oschersleben - New set of Static cameras ("Pg Down" key to switch to TV cameras, then "End" key to cycle through camera sets)
  • Paul Ricard - New set of Static cameras
  • Silverstone - New set of Static cameras
  • Slovakiaring - New set of Static cameras
  • Shanghai - New set of Static cameras
  • Stowe - New set of Static cameras
  • RaceRoom Raceway - New set of Static cameras
  • RedBull Ring - New set of Static cameras
  • Road America - New set of Static cameras
  • Sachsenring - New set of Static cameras
  • Salzburgring - New set of Static cameras
  • Suzuka - New set of Static cameras
  • GTR1 car class - Added set of action cameras ("Home" key to cycle)
  • Sounds - Replaced some suspension samples
  • Sounds - Implemented a new set of samples and triggers for sounds of pedals being pressed in Aquila, Audi 90 GTO, Audi R18, BMW 320 Turbo, Chevrolet Daytona Prototype, DMD P20, DMD P21, Fabcar 935, Mistral M530, Mistral M531, Nissan Silvia Turbo, Nissan Skyline 2000RS, Nissan 300ZX, Nissan R90CK, Nissan Skyline GTR R32, Porsche 934 RSR, Radical SR9 Turbo and V8, Ruf CTR3, Volvo 240 Turbo, Zakspeed Capri.
  • Sounds - Reduced volume of drones in aerial cameras
  • Sounds - Chevrolet Corvette C6 GT2 - Improved volume balance between external and internal sounds.
  • Sounds - Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood - Increased volume of the engine startup and engine idle (both interior and exterior)
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to Formula RaceRoom Junior
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to GTR2 cars
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to GTR4 cars
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to Mercedes DTM 1995, along with all-around handling improvements
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to Pagani Zonda R
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, tweaks to transmission, gearshifts and dampers

  • Physics - BOP adjustments to GTR3 cars
  • Physics - BOP adjustments to GTO cars, Updated friction values, Updated oscillations, More accurate Mustang front suspension joints
  • Physics - BOP adjustments to Group 5 cars.
  • Physics - Aquila - Tweaked upshifts and behaviour on pit limiter
  • Physics - Audi TT RS VLN - Fixed some tyre marks left on tarmac when changing gears, updated engine and transmission rod stiffness, improved behaviour on pit limiter and the automatic gearbox logic.
  • Physics - Formula RaceRoom Junior - Imrpoved behaviour over bumps, curbs and crests. Improved dog box shifts behaviour. Adjustments to transmission oscillations.
  • Physics - NSU TTS - Fixed AI sometimes overshooting the pitbox, the car now also has its own set of pitstop timers
  • Physics - Porsche 934 RSR - Improved behaviour over bumps, curbs and crests. Adjustments to transmission oscillations.


RaceRoom Racing Experience is a PC exclusive racing simulation from Sector3 Studios, and is available to download now.

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Nearly 15 gig downloaded in no time at all, boom!
 
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Goffik

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What is wrong with the physics on the DTM '92 cars?
IMHO, these cars are fantastic.
I agree, they're one of my favourite classes by far. I'm not sure exactly what they're doing to them, but it was mentioned some time ago that they're being updated to the current physics soon™.
 

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If people want to try the new cars online, there is an RD test server up now. All new cars available, maximum practice session length.

RaceDepartment.com Test Server
Password is the same as the clubs.
I'm all on my own here
 

AlleyViper

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What is wrong with the physics on the DTM '92 cars?
IMHO, these cars are fantastic.
They have the oldest physics in the game, very floaty, iirc made for a time when tracks were bumpier on the physics mesh while suspension simulation was less complex. Also, corner speed, lap times are crazy fast compared to real ones. I didn't mention they aren't fun, but they feel very dated for a sim in 2019.
Just compare to the same cars in AC. This is why they are having a major overhaul, that I hope it'll make it in the next patch.
 
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Calvyn White

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Well just looked at the description of the update. Definitely moving forward I suppose.
Nothing on the multiclass, nothing on the flag system, nothing on the multiple tyre choice.
No mention of the fixing of the Porsche GT4 gear shift issue down second gear. No removal of the drag for the KTM. No graphical improvements to the VR. No improvement at all.

But cough cough sound improvements.
So what's actually new here, content, cameras, UI, tyre pressures.
And a very big bucket load of adjustments.
15 gigs of anticlimax. In my opinion.
I really expected something substantial.
I really don't see the point of BOP after all not all cars are the same. And that's what makes them unique where they work better on certain tracks than others.
Feel free to hit that disagree button for having an opinion.
 

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I LOVE R3E and its content. However the asking prices for their DLC is wearing my patience thin. The Group C cars "...each car retailing for approximately £9.36"?! I can afford it, I'm not sure I can justify it.

Peaople complain about rFactor 2 DLC prices?! You've got to be kidding me.
 

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I LOVE R3E and its content. However the asking prices for their DLC is wearing my patience thin. The Group C cars "...each car retailing for approximately £9.36"?! I can afford it, I'm not sure I can justify it.

Peaople complain about rFactor 2 DLC prices?! You've got to be kidding me.
nah man i got the porsche for £3.60 1 livery